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Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
A geyser is
  1. a hot spring that shoots columns of cold water and steam into the air every so often
  2. a hot spring that shoots columns of hot water and steam into the air every so often
  3. a hot spring that shoots columns of hot water and steam into the air all the time
  4. a hot spring that shoots columns of hot water and steam into the inside of the earth every so often
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
An aquifer is
  1. A permeable layer of rock and sediment that can store and carry groudwater in enough quantity to supply wells.
  2. A permeable layer of rock and sediment that can not store and carry groudwater in enough quantity to supply wells
  3. A permeable layer of sand and sediment that can store and carry groudwater in enough quantity to supply wells
  4. A non-permeable layer of rock and sediment that can store and carry groudwater in enough quantity to supply wells
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
What is a disadvantage to living on a flood plain?
  1. Easy transportation.
  2. Property damage.
  3. Fertile soil.
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Which of the following DOES NOT cause a decrease in salinity?
  1. evaporation
  2. melting of sea ice
  3. precipitation
  4. runoff
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
In a water budget the income is the
  1. rain or snow
  2. rivers and lakes
  3. groundwater and aquifers
  4. runoff and groundwater
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Surplus occurs when this two conditions are true:
  1. the rainfall is greater than the need for moisture and the soil water storage is filled.
  2. the rainfall is less than the need for moisture and the soil water storage is filled.
  3. the rainfall is greater than the need for moisture and the soil water storage is emptied.
  4. the river flow is greater than the need for moisture and the soil water storage is filled.
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
A river will form when                                               .
  1. Condensation exceeds Evapotranspiration
  2. Precipitation exceeds Evapotranspiration
  3. Precipiation stays constant with Condensation
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
This zone contains little to no sunlight.
  1. photic
  2. benthic
  3. aphotic
  4. coastal
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
What causes tides to rise and fall and creates the intertidal zone?
  1. Earthquakes
  2. The spinning of the Earth.
  3. The gravitational pull of the moon and sun.
  4. The amount of oxygen in the air.
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
Grade 9 Oceanography and Hydrology
This is the cloudiness of the water.
  1. salinity
  2. brackishness
  3. eutrophic
  4. turbidity
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